Main: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.041 [B&F: 1459] Eurhodope cirrigerella (Zincken, 1818)


Notes: Extinct in the British Isles, formerly on chalk downland in southern England. In Hampshire last recorded near Martyr Worthy in 1960, the last British record, and regular up to 1946 at Farley Mount. Not recorded form the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-22 mm. Although this species resembles no other phycitid, it could perhaps be overlooked among downland crambids; its behaviour, however, is quite different, flying off with a characteristic buzzing flight when disturbed during the day [Goater]. Larva feeds on flowers of Field Scabious and Small Scabious, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 3
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 1
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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